Activating HTTP Authentication on Your Website

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Activating HTTP Authentication (often referred to as “HTTP Auth”) on your GridPane websites is quick and easy. Your account comes equipped with a HTTP Authentication toggle directly in the dashboard. Below we’ll look at how to turn it on and off, and where your username and passwords are located.

Part 1: Activating and Deactivating HTTP Auth

To locate the toggle, find the website you wish to activate it on inside your dashboard and click on it to open up the website customizer modal. 

The toggle can be located inside the Security tab under Access as displayed below.

Toggle to ON and HTTP Authentication is now active for this website. To turn it off simply toggle OFF.

Part 2: Log in to Your Website

You’ll now be asked to enter a username and password when visiting this site like so:

The username is always “gridpane”. To find your password, close the modal to show the sites page and click on the site log icon:

You’ll see a line like the one below to find your password:

Further Reading

You may also be interested in this article on using HTTP Auth to secure the WordPress login page:

Add HTTP Authentication to wp-login.php

We also have the following articles that dig into securing your WordPress websites: